BY Hitoshi Kato
- We recommend hand-washing your dinnerware, and drying it well before storing.
- Avoid placing your dinnerware in the dishwasher, microwave, or oven.
- To prevent food staining, we recommend soaking your dinnerware in lukewarm water before first use. For added protection, rinse your dinnerware immediately after each meal. For maximum protection, refrain from placing food most likely to cause staining on your dinnerware, such as tomato sauce and highly oily foods.
Vigorous use of metal cutlery is liable to leave slight markings on your dinnerware. To avoid this, we recommend using a lighter touch, as well as high-quality flatware; ideally, 18/10 stainless steel. If markings do occur, we recommend washing your dinnerware soon after a meal. Though not all markings will come out, set-in markings may be able to be removed by washing the dinnerware with a gentle, mildly abrasive household cleaner, or, alternately, a simple paste of baking soda and water.